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Underwater drone launched from a submarine for the first time the US Navy - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 July 2015 00:00

Navy of United States held the first of its kind in the history of the test launch from the submarine and the return of her unmanned underwater vehicles.
As it is clarified, tests were carried out in the Mediterranean Sea for two months on board the impact of the nuclear submarine "North Dakota", relating to the class, "Virginia," which came Monday in Groton.

As stated by the submarine captain Douglas Gordon, the crew "North Dakota" proved the possibility of the implementation of such operations, to engage in that he was instructed in the Mediterranean Sea. Explains what exactly is the problem posed by the command, Gordon refused. He also did not say whether the unmanned vehicles, which was used during this mission, whether or not self-governing.

Simultaneously, the captain said that the trial took place have demonstrated the ability of the crew "North Dakota" to enforce the "double mission". According to Gordon, unmanned underwater vehicles launched from submarines, can solve their assigned tasks, "while we are doing other operations."

According to the agency, with the submarine "North Dakota" launched programmable autonomous underwater vehicle "Remus-600", which is produced by the Norwegian company Kongsberg and stored in the open market. The length of this unit, according to the data of the US Navy - 4.3 m, diameter - 0,7 m, weight - 320 kg, maximum depth - 600 meters, range - up to 150-200 km, power supply - lithium ion battery that lasts for 20 hours. Kongsberg characterizes the device as a "universal system". It can be installed, in particular, video and sonar.

With the submarine "North Dakota", the unit ran out of the superstructure, which can be used, including, for planting submerged commandos and divers.


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